Subject: Re: NetBSD on Asus's EeePC
To: Quentin Garnier <>
From: Zafer Aydogan <>
List: port-i386
Date: 11/19/2007 11:13:03
2007/11/19, Quentin Garnier <>:
> Hi all,
> For those wondering about the Eee [1], I've been playing with the one I've
> bought on Thursday, and here is the status of using NetBSD on it.
> The things that don't work out of the box in -current are the Ethernet
> interface and the wireless interface.  That's a bummer.  I haven't tried
> X yet, though, but I expect and the Intel driver to work somewhat
> well.  (Maybe I'm a fool.)
> I had ACPI-related trouble with NetBSD 4.0 RC2, which means it migt very
> well be fixed in 4.0 RC4.  Now that I have networking on it, I'll be
> able to test kernels more easily.
> I also have trouble with apm@acpi.  I'll check in a fix/workaround for
> that which consists in delaying its enumeration of sensors to a later
> time (when interrupts are enabled).  My (now two) Asus laptops have
> trouble with apm poking at envsys stuff before interrupts are enabled,
> and I know of some other people having trouble with it.
> As for the Ethernet device, I now have a working driver.  It's not
> complete yet and needs some clean up, but the real trouble is that the
> only documentation I had was a Linux GPL driver.  I'll try to reach
> Atheros about it, but in the meantime I won't publish it.
> David Young told me that an update of net80211 and ath(4) from FreeBSD
> should allow the wireless device to be used.  If anyone wishes to work
> on it, please be my guest.  I will probably have a try at it, but I was
> lucky enough to have this week-end almost completely free, that might
> not reproduce before long.
> That pretty much sums it up.  All in all, the Eee is a nice device.
> [1]
> --
> Quentin Garnier.

Very cool. Can you post your dmesg ?